# Is -2 real number, rational number, whole number, Integer, Irrational number?

##### 1 Answer

Real: Yes

Rational: Yes

Whole: No

Integer: Yes

Irrational: No

#### Explanation:

**Real number? Yes**. We can plot this number on a number line, and can be used to show the value of something real.

**Rational number? Yes**. This number can be expressed as the ratio of two other numbers. For instance:

The above are all representations of **it is rational**.

**Whole number? No**. Whole numbers are

**Integer? Yes**. Going back to our definition of a whole number, integers are essentially the same thing. If we can divide two numbers with no remainder, the result is an integer.

**Irrational? No**. Earlier, we said **rational number** because we can express it as a ratio of two whole numbers.

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